Master of Science in Business Informatics – Business Analytics Online

Elevate your ability to use information, data, and advanced technologies to drive enterprise growth across a wide range of organizations. Build solutions-focused strategies and cutting-edge skills in this comprehensive program.

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Program Overview

Find out what you will gain with an MBI in Business Analytics

Knowing how to extract relevant insights from big data and apply them to all aspects of business is a critical need in today's rapidly evolving global marketplace. In the Master of Science in Business Informatics – Business Analytics online program offered by NKU's respected College of Informatics, you will thoroughly explore the convergence of business and data.

This academically rigorous master's in business analytics program provides you with both a top-level perspective and advanced, modern skillsets in optimizing the use of information to develop data-based business initiatives and solutions. The broad-based curriculum covers business intelligence, data analysis and visualization, information security, and blockchain technology. You will strengthen your competencies in leadership, management, communication, project management, and finance.

In this online MBI program, you will learn how to:

  • Understand and apply current information technologies
  • Evaluate and adapt new technologies to meet business needs
  • Comprehend the organizational settings where these technologies will be implemented
  • Manage information systems as an organizational resource by making critical, IS-related decisions and by recruiting and retaining qualified IS personnel
  • Expand your proficiency in Oracle®, SQL, Tableau®, and R
  • Understand and apply current information technologies
  • Evaluate and adapt new technologies to meet business needs
  • Comprehend the organizational settings where these technologies will be implemented
  • Manage information systems as an organizational resource by making critical, IS-related decisions and by recruiting and retaining qualified IS personnel
  • Expand your proficiency in Oracle®, SQL, Tableau®, and R

As a graduate of this MBI program, you will be prepared for advancement into roles such as:

  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Architect
  • Chief Data Officer
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Architect
  • Chief Data Officer

Also available:

Northern Kentucky University offers a variety of informatics programs online.

Total Tuition $16,560
Program Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30
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Tuition

Gain in-demand skills at an outstanding value

The Master of Science in Business Informatics – Business Analytics online program offers the same affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition for in-state and out-of-state students. Financial aid may be available to eligible students.

Tuition Breakdown:

Total Tuition $16,560
Per Credit Hour $536
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Calendar

Add these key dates to your calendar

The Master of Science in Business Informatics – Business Analytics online program is flexible and efficient for busy schedules, with accelerated courses that start multiple times a year. View the calendar to find the best start date for you, and be sure to submit your application, registration, documents and tuition by the corresponding deadlines.

SessionProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment Due
Spring 11/8/241/2/241/4/241/5/241/8/24
Spring 23/11/242/29/243/4/243/8/243/11/24
Summer 15/6/244/24/244/30/245/3/245/6/24
Summer 26/24/246/12/246/18/246/21/246/24/24
Fall 18/19/248/7/248/12/248/16/248/19/24
Fall 210/16/2410/3/2410/8/2410/11/2410/16/24

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Apply Date 2/29/24
Class Starts 3/11/24
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Admissions

See what you need to apply to our master's in business analytics

The admission process is the first step toward earning your Master of Science in Business Informatics – Business Analytics degree online.

Admission Requirements:

  • Official transcripts of all coursework from accredited institutions
  • Professional resume which includes relevant experience
  • 2.8 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale

MBI Online Admission Requirements

  • Complete online application and pay $40 non-refundable application fee
    • If you are an NKU alum or active/veteran military member, your application fee will be waived
  • Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) coursework from accredited institutions with a minimum undergraduate overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 or higher
    • Applicants with an overall undergraduate GPA between 2.5 and 2.8 must submit a current resume with evidence of three years of professional work experience

Official documents may be mailed or emailed to:

NKU Office of Graduate Education
302 Lucas Administrative Center
Highland Heights, KY 41099

[email protected]

Have a question? Call us at 800-985-7215.

Kevin Kirby - NKU Staff

"Informatics is all about seeking human meaning in a world of data. It is how we find, process, protect, and share information."

Kevin Kirby, Dean of the College of Informatics

Courses

Explore the topics you will study in your MBI in Business Analytics courses

For the Master of Science in Business Informatics – Business Analytics online program, you must complete a total of 30 credit hours, including 21 credit hours of core courses and nine credit hours of electives. Students without a programming background may be required to take an additional programming course as advised by the program director.

Students must take the following courses:
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to the core concepts and fundamental principles of information systems (IS) in the context of business decision-making. This will include a survey of the IS discipline and an explanation of its importance in modern organizations. The key objective of the course is to give the student a good understanding of how managers can manage and exploit the potential of information technology for their own career and for the strategic benefit of their organizations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course develops an understanding of tools, techniques, and methods for analysis, design and implementation of information systems. It uses theory and applied projects to build effective interpersonal and communication skills that are essential to interact with clients, users, and other team members involved with development, operation, and maintenance of information systems. Approaches to systems development such as rapid application development (RAD), joint application development (JAD), and other techniques to create quality systems are explored.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In-depth investigation of intelligent database management systems in support of business decision-making. This course includes an investigation of all aspects of data modeling; database design; and implementation of relational, object-oriented, and semantic databases.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an overview of information technology project management practices, software, contexts, and processes. Topics include project implementation methodologies; resource selection; project risks and failures: managing technical project personnel; project management tools and techniques, and issues related to project outsourcing.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course provides an overview of the field of Information Security and Assurance in various technical and administrative aspects including audit and controls. Students will be exposed to a spectrum of security activities, methods, methodologies, and procedures.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Business decisions require the basic skills of analyzing data to understand the problem more completely and to produce better answers. Information systems automate these tools and techniques allowing decision makers to get better information quicker. Through hands-on labs and a group project, this course will introduce students to the business analytics process, including problem modeling, tools, and techniques for analysis, and effectively communicating insights.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An overview of contemporary information technology (IT) computer, telecommunications, and office systems-management issues and principles with specific emphasis on setting the direction of IT resources and managing IT policy and strategy.
Students must take the following courses:
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers the design and development of business intelligence systems (data warehouses and data marts, for example). Dimensional models will be developed and implemented in an enterprise system. Students gain a working knowledge of business intelligence systems with hands on labs and an applied project.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course surveys core concepts and methods for the design, analysis, and visualization of organizational data for business planning and decision-making purposes. Through applied projects, students will be exposed to an integrated set of computer-based business data analytical and visualization tools.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course draws on business cases to examine blockchain technology from a managerial perspective. Students will receive a foundational overview of blockchain technology to understand its possibilities and limitations. Throughout the course, students will go beyond understanding the fundamentals and will apply, evaluate, and assess blockchain technologies for business contexts.

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